Synergy between prevention and care
6.1 emphasized that prevention and care are complementary pillars of the expanded response to AIDS, and that care and support are inextricably linked to effective prevention;
6.2 emphasized that prevention remains a mainstay of the expanded response to the epidemic, with particular attention to interventions targeted at vulnerable populations and specifically tailored to regional and local realities in all regions, with Africa remaining a priority as the hardest- hit region;
6.3 stressed the importance of investing in youth, by providing information and health services, including the need to integrate preventive measures and effective teaching methods into all formal and non- formal education programmes to reach all youth;
6.4 acknowledged the need for continuing efforts to promote comprehensive care and support, to fight against stigma, and to ensure that access to care and support includes voluntary counselling and testing, access to affordable medicines including antiretroviral drugs, and psychological, social, and food as well as nutritional support; also recognizes the role of faith-based groups in the areas of care and support.